USA: Spencer Town Board Questions Yadkin River Dredging Plan
The Salisbury Post reports that the Spencer town board passed a new budget without a hitch, but the board couldn’t agree on a resolution to protect a Civil War battlefield and the remnants of a 200-year-old bridge from sand dredging in Grants Creek.
The budget passed unanimously with little fanfare and one public comment.
The resolution asking the federal government not to allow hydraulic sand mining within the Yadkin River Crossings Historic District passed on a split vote.
Alderman Scott Benfield voted no after a lengthy discussion.
“Sand removal could be beneficial,” Ann Brownlee, president of the Trading Ford Historic District Preservation Association, said, “but it needs to be done by someone who knows how to work around historic structures, not by someone who is just trying to get sand to sell.”
Dredging Today Staff, June 13, 2012;